Seven-try hero Bevan French hailed after breaking Super League record

Bevan French Wigan Warriors SWpix
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Wigan coach Matt Peet couldn’t speak highly enough of superstar Bevan French as he broke the record for most tries in a Super League in their 60-0 demolition of Hull.

The Australian speedster scored seven tries to break the record for most tries in a Super League game. He surpassed Bradford legend Lesley Vainikolo, who scored six against Hull back in 2005.

French’s sidekick Jai Field also scored twice for Wigan and provided several assists in a thrilling 60-0 win over Hull. It was the French and Field show that we have become so accustomed to seeing this season.

Speaking after the game, Peet said: “He (Bevan French) has been great for a while for us. He has done some special things, and tonight was a night he could showcase the talent he has got.

“That’s what we love about him. He has got so much ability, he does a lot of selfless stuff and his team-mates love him. He’s a pleasure to work with on a daily basis. He got everything he deserved tonight.

“I see it as a privilege to be involved with this group of players. They commit to one another on a weekly basis. Even last week when we didn’t get the result, I remained proud of them. I know when we play well we are a good team. There is more to it than that, they are a good set of fellas.”

Wigan coach happy with response to Magic defeat

Peet was pleased with the way his side responded to their 20-18 defeat to rivals St Helens at Magic Weekend last Saturday.

He added: “All you can do is respond. You cannot fix last week, you cannot go back in time. You can only worry about the present moment and I thought the lads were pretty flawless. We are just going to enjoy our journey together.”

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Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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